LINGUIST List 9.285

Wed Feb 25 1998

Jobs: English (Thailand), Ling (Hong Kong)

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  1. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, Job: English Teaching positions at Thammasat Univ., Bangkok
  2. R.S.C.LEE, (Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in Linguistics)

Message 1: Job: English Teaching positions at Thammasat Univ., Bangkok

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 22:47:31 +0700 (GMT)
From: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong <>
Subject: Job: English Teaching positions at Thammasat Univ., Bangkok

Job Opportunities

The Department of English, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
solicits applications for three positions in teaching English.
Candidates should have either a master or doctoral degree in one of
the following fields: 
1. English 
2. Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language 
3. Applied Linguistics 
4. Education (Teaching English) 
5. Translation.

For fullest consideration, candidates should make application by 
March 13, 1998 to

The secretary office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Thammasat University, Thaprachan
Bangkok 10200, Thailand

For further information, please contact

Supriya Wilawan <> 
Department of English
Thammasat University
Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
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Message 2: (Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in Linguistics)

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 17:26:32 +0800
From: R.S.C.LEE <>
Subject: (Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in Linguistics)

Ref.: RF-97/98-58


As the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, the
University of Hong Kong has attained unparalleled achievements since
1911 in Hong Kong and the region by drawing on the great cultural
traditions of China and the West. The University is a major research
institution with nine major faculties and 100+ departments and
sub-divisions of studies and learning, and a full- and part-time
postgraduate and undergraduate student body of almost 15,000,
including 1,900 research students. Our firm commitment to research
excellence and internationalisation has established us as one of the
top Universities in the Region. We are firmly committed to our vision
of globalisation and enhancing our research excellence.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate
Professor/Assistant Professor (2 posts) in the Department of
Linguistics, tenable from September 1, 1998 or as soon as possible
thereafter, subject to availability of funding. Appointment will
initially be made on a fixed-term basis of three years, with a
possibility of renewal.

The current work of the Department of Linguistics concentrates mainly
on the areas of language corpora construction, compilation of grammars
and dictionaries, Chinese linguistics, contrastive linguistics,
language typology, bilingualism, pidgin and creole linguistics,
conversation analysis, optimality theory, and the study of clitics.
The range of languages on which research is being done includes
Chinese, Cantonese, Chiuchow (Chaozhou), English, Finnish, Ndebele,
Nootka, and Dagaare, among others. Two suitable candidates are
therefore being sought, one of whom should have specialization in
Phonology and the other in Syntax. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in
Linguistics. In addition, they should have teaching and/or research
experience in at least one of the following areas: Linguistic Theory,
Morphology, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics and Chinese
Linguistics. For appointment at Associate Professor level, applicants
must have substantial teaching experience and a strong record of
research and publication. Appointees will be required to contribute
to the teaching of existing courses in the Department, offer courses
in their areas of expertise, to supervise research postgraduate
students and pursue an active programme of research and publication.
Applicants for appointment as Associate Professor should indicate
whether they wish to be considered for appointment at Assistant
Professor level as well.

Annual salaries [attracting 15% (taxable) terminal gratuity] are on
the following scales, with starting salary depending on qualifications
and experience:

Associate Professor (in the grade of Senior Lecturer):	
HK$812,220 - 1,091,100 (9 points)
(approx. GBP63,855 - 85,780)

Assistant Professor (in the grade of Lecturer):	
HK$522,780 - 873,360 (11 points) *
 (approx. GBP41,100 - 68,660)

(sterling equivalents as at February 23, 1998)

*An appointee with an annual salary at HK$698,520 (approx. GBP54,915)
or above may be considered for the award of the title of Associate

At current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross income.
The appointment carries leave, medical and dental benefits, an
allowance for children's education in Hong Kong, and, in most cases, a
financial subsidy for private tenancy may also be provided at a charge
of a percentage of salary, currently 7.5%.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained on WWW at; or from the Appointments Unit, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058;
E-mail: APPTUNITREG.HKU.HK). Closes March 21, 1998.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and
is working towards a smoke-free environment 
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